Bravenet review

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-anonymous- (meeestermike@g...)
Time Hosted: over 3 years
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I used Bravenet for a couple of items... Guest book and Discussion board.
The discussion board was being used... I had checked in on it.
Bravenet decides to just extinguish years of comments and information.
If you care about a good relationship with a provider.. Bravenet isn't the one you want.
Stay away and chalk it off as a discussion board that just doesn't care about you.
Karen Miller (karebear816@g...)
Time Hosted: under 1 month.
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Bravenet.com offers the WORST service!
I bought a domain name from Bravenet on 6/3/2014. I needed to actually SPEAK with a tech support person because I was having issues and unable to do anything more until those issues were resolved. I couldn't find any information on my specific problem in the Bravenet forum or anywhere else. I tried to submit a ticket, but was told that Bravenet didn't support 'free' websites. I hadn't even been able to get in to BUILD a website! There is NO telephone number listed on the website that I could see, but I did a web search and found one here, and called. The operator put me through to Customer Support...voice mail. I called back, and got voice mail again. When I called back a 3rd time, there was no answer at the main number, even though it had not closed for the day. I will NOT be doing business with Bravenet, but I will let others know of my experience.
ashanj (joan.b3@v...)
Time Hosted: over 3 years
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I've been exceedingly happy with Bravenet.
I have used bravenet since 2005. As an administrator on a Wordpress site and Joomla site, I prefer the ease of working with bravenet. I am rarely disappointed by their customer service as they always give prompt replies to questions and help me when I get stuck! Pricing is reasonable and apps are plentiful. I use bravesite pro.
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About Bravenet

Bravenet is the ultimate provider of a complete website solution including web hosting, site building, domains and free web tools.

It all started back in 1997. Dave, our founder, was building a website and was in need of a guestbook.

He combed the Web, looking for a decent free guestbook service, and came to realize that the few services available were either too hard to install, or too limited to be of much use. All he wanted was a simple, full featured guestbook for his site.

It was this simple realization that changed the Web forever. Dave set out to create the world's best interactive, fully customizable, remotely hosted tools for webmasters of all skill levels... and he succeeded.

Bravenet's dedicated and talented staff is continually developing exciting new services and upgrading our existing tools. We realize the Web is continually changing, and we continue to change and grow right along with it.

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Bravenet Pro featuresPayment Methods : Credit / Debit / Prepaid Cards, PayPal
Control Panel : [In-house]
Category : Website Builder
Support Options : Email, Help Desk, Forum, Available 24/7
Hosted domains : Unlimited
Free domains : 0
Dedicated IP's : 0

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$8.25/mo. unlimitedunmetered 0 / unlimited
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Control Panel : [In-house]
Category : Website Builder
Support Options : Email, Help Desk, Forum, Available 24/7
Hosted domains : Unlimited
Free domains : 0
Dedicated IP's : 0

Increased limits in this package:
Mailing List Subscribers: 6,000
Forum Posts: 300,000
Password Protect Users: 5,000
All other services receive increased limits to: 5,000

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$16.58/mo. unlimitedunmetered 0 / unlimited
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Control Panel : [In-house]
Category : Website Builder
Support Options : Email, Help Desk, Forum, Available 24/7
Hosted domains : Unlimited
Free domains : 0
Dedicated IP's : 0

Increased limits in this package:
Mailing List Subscribers: 9,000
Forum Posts: 400,000
Password Protect Users: 20,000
All other services receive increased limits to: 20,000

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Plan URL : https://www.bravenet.com/pro/pricelist.php
$24.92/mo. unlimitedunmetered 0 / unlimited
Gold featuresPayment Methods : Credit / Debit / Prepaid Cards, PayPal
Control Panel : [In-house]
Category : Website Builder
Support Options : Email, Help Desk, Forum, Available 24/7
Hosted domains : Unlimited
Free domains : 0
Dedicated IP's : 0

Increased limits in this package:
Mailing List Subscribers: 12,000
Forum Posts: 500,000
Password Protect Users: 100,000
All other services receive increased limits to: 100,000

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Plan URL : https://www.bravenet.com/pro/pricelist.php
$33.25/mo. unlimitedunmetered 0 / unlimited
Mailing List Premium 20k featuresPayment Methods : Credit / Debit / Prepaid Cards, PayPal
Control Panel : [In-house]
Category : Website Builder
Support Options : Email, Help Desk, Forum, Available 24/7
Hosted domains : Unlimited
Free domains : 0
Dedicated IP's : 0

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Forum Posts: 500,000
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Plan URL : https://www.bravenet.com/pro/pricelist.php
$41.58/mo. unlimitedunmetered 0 / unlimited
Mailing List Premium 40k featuresPayment Methods : Credit / Debit / Prepaid Cards, PayPal
Control Panel : [In-house]
Category : Website Builder
Support Options : Email, Help Desk, Forum, Available 24/7
Hosted domains : Unlimited
Free domains : 0
Dedicated IP's : 0

Increased limits in this package:
Mailing List Subscribers: 40,000
Forum Posts: 500,000
Password Protect Users: 100,000
All other services receive increased limits to: 100,000

Included in all packages:

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Unlimited websites, storage, [...]
Plan URL : https://www.bravenet.com/pro/pricelist.php
$83.25/mo. unlimitedunmetered 0 / unlimited
Mailing List Premium 100k featuresPayment Methods : Credit / Debit / Prepaid Cards, PayPal
Control Panel : [In-house]
Category : Website Builder
Support Options : Email, Help Desk, Forum, Available 24/7
Hosted domains : Unlimited
Free domains : 0
Dedicated IP's : 0

Increased limits in this package:
Mailing List Subscribers: 100,000
Forum Posts: 500,000
Password Protect Users: 100,000
All other services receive increased limits to: 100,000

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Unlimited websites, storage, [...]
Plan URL : https://www.bravenet.com/pro/pricelist.php
$166.58/mo. unlimitedunmetered 0 / unlimited
Mailing List Premium 150k featuresPayment Methods : Credit / Debit / Prepaid Cards, PayPal
Control Panel : [In-house]
Category : Website Builder
Support Options : Email, Help Desk, Forum, Available 24/7
Hosted domains : Unlimited
Free domains : 0
Dedicated IP's : 0

Increased limits in this package:
Mailing List Subscribers: 150,000
Forum Posts: 500,000
Password Protect Users: 100,000
All other services receive increased limits to: 100,000

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Unlimited websites, storage, [...]
Plan URL : https://www.bravenet.com/pro/pricelist.php
$249.92/mo. unlimitedunmetered 0 / unlimited
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Category : Website Builder
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.com .net .org .info .biz .name $12.95
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SD (dez93_2000@y...)
Time Hosted: over 3 years
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friendly staff but bad experience
I had a rubbish old site sitting on their free service for years. they removed all the free sites but notified users by email, which didn't reach yahoo, gmail or hotmail users (half of global email) and now those people have to buy a year subscription in order to get their data. Customer support was really friendly throughout, but this has left a bad taste in the mouth as we're being held to ransom. Sounds like there are better hosts out there...
dlibai (dennischambers20@y...)
Time Hosted: under 1 month.
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Avise you to not waste time and money.
I signed up with this company 8 days ago and have not been able to get them to provide the FTP they sold me. Have not been able to contact anyone other than through a service ticket support email that refuse to address the issue. They blame it on the computer and then the stand alone FTP client they suggest users download and will not provide the simple details for using any client. you can use their free site builder and it will show on the web as long as you use a sub domain instead of your own. I won't go as far as calling then a complete scam, but definitely incompetent or marginally dishonest. There is no contact method on their site except the support link, but you don't realize that until the problems happen.
Kris (neworleansipodrepair@g...)
Time Hosted: over 3 years
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BRAVENET HOSTING IS A SCAM, FRAUD, CON, RIP-OFF
I have 3 different Bravenet accounts, each one dedicated to it's own website.
Mysteriously, all 3 of them went offline at the SAME TIME and said I had exceeded my bandwidth and that I needed to purchase paid hosting. Coincidence?

Nope, it's a strait up scam and I caught them in the act. There's nothing coincidental about 3 websites exceeding their bandwidth at the same time, especially since 2 of them don't use any bandwidth at all.

I would gladly take my files and move to another host, but apparently, Bravenet doesn't want me to leave because they're holding my websites hostage. I can't even access FTP to download my files unless I pay them their ransom money.

So, in further token of my appreciation for all of the great things Bravenet has done to extort money out of me, I have take the liberty upon myself to use my own "mafia like" tactics to expose these criminals. It's summer, school's out and I have nothing better to do than to sit around posting this message on all [read more...]
Kyle Moher (KyleMoher@G...)
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Run From Bravehost ASAP
I attempted to host with Bravehost. I started transferring my current blog over about legitimate PTC sites. Two blog posts in, my account was deleted by them. They gave me no indication why, no warnings, no anything. My account was gone, just like that. Thankfully I hadn't given up my current hosting site yet, I'm glad they did this before I gave them any money (I was going to upgrade my account once all my information was transferred over) and before I gave up on my current host. I contact their customer support, and not only have they not replied, my ticket is still "unassigned". They are the worst hosting company I've EVER dealt with and I caution you to stray from them. If you refuse to listen to this, I plead with you to at least have a back up of your data prior to posting it with them. They have no issue deleting everything suddenly without warning.

After the account deletion, I couldn't access ANY page on their website prior to clearing my cookies/cache. Every page just [read more...]
catherine pretorius (catherine@s...)
Time Hosted: over 3 years
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Since I registered my first subdomain with Bravenet a few years back, I got nothing but professional conduct and the most awesome support from Bravenet. Bravenet is a stable and user friendly web host.
missanonymous (missadnauseam@g...)
Time Hosted: 1 to 3 months
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I think if you're looking for a free host, you can try other hosting sites that offer more space such as Zymic which is pretty good but for the most part, if you're looking for free hosting, it's not terrible. They offer you a lot of stuff for someone who's a free member. Of course, Free sites are way too limited in what you can do with them. Of course, if you're paying for it, it's awful, go with sites like Bluehost or GoDaddy.
Melanie (msmelanie1@h...)
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I really wanted to try something different from free hosts because their service still felt the same even when I paid, just no advertisements. I went to bravehost for a year first when I first began my more professional websites. I loved them, but times got tough and I couldn't afford it anymore. When things got better a couple years later, I went to a different host because it was slightly above price but it looked more professional and was more well-known. Hated it, but I tried one more that someone recommended. Hated it too, so I went back to where I had first belonged, Bravenet. I have been running nearly 3 years straight with their service and have no plans to ever switch.

Bravenet does have downtime sometimes, but not for very long in my experience. Also, if you have questions you can visit their forum. Although sometimes the answer isn't there (it's more of a social place where customers help customers) you can open up a help ticket. I did that once and I got an answer [read more...]
Shawn (-no email-)
Time Hosted: 3 to 6 months
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Slowest servers on the internet. Half the time my site doesn't even load. I am switching to a new host as soon as I can. Would not recommend to anyone.
Jan Smith (sunflowerinthemist2006@y...)
Time Hosted: 2 to 3 years
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I think Bravenet is great. There really is nothing else out there that has so many free features to include blog, classifieds, guest books etc. I have four free sites and use many of their features. The customer service has been pretty good....not perfect but pretty good. I usually get fast response time. The free sites offer a great deal of bandwidth and a number of options for site building. It does take awhile to figure everything out and I wish there were better tutorials but since I have been around awhile I know most of what I need to. Its only a matter of time before I upgrade to their pro which I don't find expensive. They could use a first year lowered entry fee for that and may find it beneficial to do so. I think a lot more people would upgrade to pro if they did so. The ad at the top really isn't that big of a deal. Most sites have ads at the top.
Greg Gallagher (ggallagher@n...)
Time Hosted: over 3 years
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Unfortunately they were the 1st hosting company I found and I was loyal to them for over 4 years. Then my eyes opened to so much more possiblities which there are out there. They have nothing to offer compared to cheaper hosting plans. They are expensive and offer very little. Unfortunately I paid a head for my hosting and when I tried to get a refund I got a huge run around.
dmadd9 (dmadd9@y...)
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Bravehost and Bravenet are the best, seriously i have used
them for about 3 - 4 years and i hope 20 - 30 more.

They don't offer different size plans because all there plan except
the free is professional without advertisements all though you could
double your hosting if you ever needed to.

They do give you so much space, 30GB + Everything else couldn't get
much better except it don't come with a Cgi bin or have mfgg installed.

Most people won't use a Cgi bin or Mfgg anyways so i never have that
problem maybe once where i wanted to use a Cgi bin but didn't know
how so i figured out how to do the same think using Php instead.

Bravehost rock thats all i have to say, Thanks Bravehost - we love you

I would recommend Bravehost.com better known as Bravenet
to anyone looking for a professional compatible webhosting.

There so awesome i dunno you will just need to see for yourself...
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